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  Iyar 29, 5773 , 09/05/13

Danon: There Won't be a Building Freeze

Member of Knesset Danny Danon responded, Thursday evening, to reports at the beginning of the week that there would be a building freeze in Judea and Samaria by saying, "There will not be a construction freeze in Israel, not in Jerusalem, not in Judea and Samaria (Shomron). We proved, in the past, that a building freeze does not bring peace, does not advance peace. Therefore we will continue to build in parts of the country."

Speaking at the awards ceremony of the Moskowitz Prizes for Zionism, Danon added, "These days they talk about the importance of equality of the burden of [national] service. If they induct the hareidi religious, there's no reason in the world that minorities [don't] carry some of the burden, as firefighters, in neighborhood watches, in hospitals and every other civilian service."

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